Breaking: Iranian Vice-President contracts Coronavirus, as country bans Chinese from entering

Masoumeh Ebtekar, the vice–president for women and affairs, has on Thursday been confirmed as the carrier of the recent dreaded disease, Coronavirus.

This is happening two days after Iraj Harirchi, the country’s deputy health minister, tested positive to it.

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Iran has 245 confirmed coronavirus cases and has recorded 26 deaths, making it the country with the fourth-highest number of cases in the world and  highest number of COVID-19 deaths outside China.

To curtail the spread of the virus, Iran has cancelled Friday prayers while officials urged residents to avoid travel within the country.

It also banned Chinese citizens from entering the country.

ibrandtv.com